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  • Rich of Observationz,

    What you're saying is that all our parties, without exception*, are owned by huge foreign multinationals who do their best to obfuscate this through layers of flag-wrapping.

    * I checked. Emersons ∈ Lion ∈ Kirin ∈ Mitsubishi
    Boundary Road ∈ Independent Liquor ∈ Asahi

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari,

    no wine options, we're good at wine allegedly
    no female option either

    so basically if you don't like beer or are not a MAN you're stuffed

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 537 posts Report Reply

  • David Haywood,

    This may be the most insightful piece of political analysis ever written. It really spoke to me (as they say in marketing). Thank you Grant!

    Dunsandel • Since Nov 2006 • 1156 posts Report Reply

  • Annon_sorry, in reply to bob daktari,

    Bob, you are such a fool if you believe women do not like beer. Beervana was held this past weekend in Wellington, attended by close to 50% women.

    As to the post - love that you assigned Emersons to the Greens. While they are owned by Lion, they still make some excellent beers - in fact one of their beers this weekend was my favourite at Beervana.

    New Zealand • Since Jun 2011 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew Geddis,

    That’s because it’s imported, tasteless, has an icky flavour and very difficult to stomach.

    Tasteless and with an icky flavour! Act just can’t win, can they?

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2007 • 200 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari, in reply to Annon_sorry,

    I appreciate woman as much as men love a good beer

    While I actually really like the post, I should have pointed that out perhaps... and totally get the humour and the Grant nailed my choice of beer and party, its very male centric in its beerishness, imo

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 537 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    I'm going to suggest that National are in fact Steinlager Pure. A modern refresh of a long in the tooth classic created to appeal to the common person with aspirations of success. Sponsoring the All Blacks and Team New Zealand, this is the national beer, a drink for people who think New Zealand leads the world. What was once bland and uninteresting has been stripped down to a single element mixed with water, and marketed as heavily as can be. Pure in name only.

    WLG • Since Nov 2006 • 2264 posts Report Reply

  • Julian Melville, in reply to George Darroch,

    George, you could be on to something. I always find Steinlager Pure makes me feel quite unwell, as does the National Party!

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 199 posts Report Reply

  • Will de Cleene, in reply to Andrew Geddis,

    Tasteless and with an icky flavour! Act just can’t win, can they?

    Like apple juice or making love in a canoe.

    Raumati • Since Jul 2011 • 107 posts Report Reply

  • Tristan, in reply to bob daktari,

    its very male centric in its beerishness

    my mum used to drink Rheineck buy the truckload...of course that was in 1988.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 221 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    ...more bliss...
    I'm thinking Rheineck for Dotcom's party rather than 'Dunne-over-the-hill'
    - sounds german and supports local music?
    ...and it's really not that bad!

    Do any of the others have a good head ?
    are they frothy or flat?
    National we know is 'on tap' through Ede and Slater
    while Labour is still 'flagon' in the polls...

    I suppose Green Man was too obvious
    for The Greens (too gender specific?)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Don Reid, in reply to Tristan,

    Yeah I like Rheineck back in the 80s. It was the beer of freedom and rock awards.

    Hobart, Tasmania • Since Jul 2014 • 16 posts Report Reply

  • Galleto, in reply to bob daktari,

    Bob, what do you mean no female options? Are you actually implying that you need to be a man to drink beer? If so, that's incredibly sexist and incredibly wrong!

    Auckland • Since Aug 2014 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Annon_sorry,

    I would have gone for Steinlarger for the Nats, solidly corporate and once the controlled environment breaks down and it reaches room temperature the gloss goes off the taste and it tastes like Whale Piss.

    attended by close to 50% women.

    I have met some of those 50% women.
    And here is one of them... literally...

    Had to post that... had me in stitches.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Don Reid,

    Yeah I like Rheineck back in the 80s. It was the beer of freedom and rock awards.

    I remember Rupert E Taylor of the Headless Chickens, after winning the Rheineck award, endorsing the product by claiming that, while there were still times when he’d need to put on a miniskirt and head down K Road to put food on the table, the resulting groceries would always include a bottle of Rheineck

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • Swan,

    Surely ACT is homebrew. Tax free and the fruit of ones own labour!

    Birkenhead • Since Feb 2011 • 86 posts Report Reply

  • stephen walker, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    i hate to be pendant-ic, but Kirin Holdings is not owned by something called "Mitsubishi".
    Kirin is a member of the Mitsubishi keiretu but its shareholders are spread all over, including 28% outside Japan.

    reference:
    http://www.kirinholdings.co.jp/english/ir/stock/stock.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi

    p.s. (off-topic)
    please consider boycotting Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Toshiba, since they are part of the Japanese nuclear mafia. thank you.

    nagano • Since Nov 2006 • 645 posts Report Reply

  • Rebecca Williams,

    thought you were going to throw an election night party with craft beer for a moment there! now that would be an idea :)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 120 posts Report Reply

  • Ray Gilbert,

    I remember Rupert E Taylor of the Headless Chickens, after winning the Rheineck award, endorsing the product

    I remember them playing Dunedin in the resulting tour and one member - who I can't recall from so long ago, wearing a Joseph Khutze t shirt. It took some a while to appreciate the irony.

    Since Nov 2006 • 103 posts Report Reply

  • Tosh, in reply to bob daktari,

    Are you saying that only men drink beer?? I'm a woman and I would prefer beer over wine.

    Auckland • Since Aug 2014 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Austin,

    DB's radler should be the Conservative Party. Overseas brand/ideology copied for NZ and defended by lawsuit

    London • Since Nov 2006 • 1019 posts Report Reply

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